Kendall Jenner is an American model and actor that’s well known for starring in the television reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Who is Kendall Jenner?
Aside from being an actor and fashion model, Jenner is also a socialite. She is one of the siblings in the popular Jenner/Kardashian clan. She rose to fame on the family’s popular reality television show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. From there, Jenner began her modeling career. Jenner was propelled to high fashion runways for major international designers and magazine spreads just after appearing in an ad campaign for Forever 21.
Jenner has appeared in editorials, campaigns, and cover shoots for LOVE and numerous international Vogue editions. She is the brand ambassador for Estee Lauder. In 2015, Jenner made her debut at No. 16 in Forbes magazine. She was listed as the world’s highest-paid model by Forbes in 2017, ousting model Gisele Bundchen who had been leading the list since 2002.
Kendall Nicole Jenner was born on 3 November 1995, in Los Angeles, California, to Kris Jenner, a television personality, and Caitlyn Jenner, a former Olympic decathlete champion. Kris gave Jenner “Nicole” as her middle name as a tribute to her best friend Nicole Brown Simpson who was murdered just before Jenner was conceived.
Jenner has eight older half-siblings and a younger sister, Kylie. From Kris’ side of the family, Jenner has three older half-sisters- Kim Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian. From Caitlyn’s side of the family, she has three older half-brothers- Broody Jenner, Brandon, and Burt.
Jenner attended Sierra Canyon School and graduated in 2014. She also pursued modeling while studying. She purchased a two-bedroom, 2.5-bath condominium for $1.4 million in Los Angeles in May 2014.
Modeling and Fashion Ventures
Jenner began modeling when she was thirteen years old. On July 12, 2009, her mother signed her to Wilhelmina Models modeling agency, where she started doing fashion shoots for the popular clothing chain Forever 21. More work came her way when she was featured in a Teen Vogue Snapshot on April 19, 2010.
Jenner walked for Sherri Hill during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in September 2011. She had covers on Flavour Magazine, Lovecat, GenLux, Looks, Raine, Teen Prom, and American Cheerleader by the end o 2012. Jenner booked campaigns for Agua Bendita, Leah Madden, and White Sands Australia.
Jenner teamed with Russell James, Victoria’s Secret photographer, in November 2012 for editorial work and joint projects. Their work surfaced in Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Miss Vogue Australia, and Kurve over the course of 2013 and 2014. She signed with The Society Management on November 21, 2013. Her editorial work signaled a change of direction in high fashion.
Jenner walked her first Society Management bookings for Marc Jacobs, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana; Sonia Rykiel, Bottega Veneta, Pucci, Ports 1961, Fendi, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Givenchy, Chanel, and Giles Deacon. She was hailed as “the ‘It Girl’ of the season” by LOVE editor Katie Grand.
In addition to modeling, Jenner has extended her brand name to nail polish lines and jewelry. Along with her sister Kylie, Jenner also has a line of clothing in the popular retailer Topshop, as well as handbags and shoes at Steve Madden’s Madden Girl. In 2016, she announced a make-up line as the new face of Estee Lauder.
In the summer of 2017, Jenner began dating NBA player Blake Griffin. The two broke up in April 2018. Jenner was in an on-and-off relationship with NBA player Ben Simmons from June 2018 to February 2020. She has been dating NBA player Devin Booker since the spring of 2020.